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of the rest of the pack. jon huntsman, we can mention, he also has a pretty big fund-raising hall for a guy that not a lot of people know about. $4 million. we should mention half of that, though, is money he kicked in himself. he is part of a very wealthy family that owns a chemical company out there in utah. so not too surprising there. one thing we can tell you this morning is that president obama's re-election campaign, they are very proud of the fact that they have a roughly $490,000 contributors who have donated so far to the president's campaign. that is a number that they are tweeting out and getting out today. that is way more than he had back in 2007. of course, not too surprising back then. he was sort of a long shot for the white house. speaking of presidential runs. we should mention that we are getting reports and we are expecting to see thad mccarter, a congressman from michigan. he is well known up in michigan and well known in tea party circles. he is expected to file his paper work today to run for president. mccotter plays the guitar. so we might see him out on the campai
hampshire, pennsylvania. former massachusetts governor mitt romney and jon huntsman will be at the amherst 4th of july parade. romney is slated to walk ahead in the first section of the parade with huntsman in a later group pentagon. that order was only determined by the date when the candidate applications were received. so no innuendos. >> nothing to read into that. >> exactly. meanwhile, congressman michele bachmann who has been on a tour of iowa the entire weekend, as well as former house speaker newt gingrich, are scheduled to participate in the clearlake july 4th parade in iowa. and herman cane will end his day in new hampshire. he's going to throw out the first pitch for the new hampshire fisher cats. but he's going to sart off the day in philadelphia if an independence day tea party rally with former u.n. ambassador john bolton. >> pamela, quickly, i saw e-mails yesterday about a new candidate in the race. tell us about who this is. >> yes, we've got another gop presidential candidate to add to our list. the five-term michigan congressmaned that use mccotter announced on kat at the w
over new hampshire and mitt romney is going to be spending some time there, also, as is jon huntsman. this the day after they finish their fundraising. jon huntsman's campaign said they raised $4 million. you'll see drips and drabs of that. we'll see how much money people have been raising, it might give you a sense of how well their campaigns are going. >> if you're trying to raise 0 money and get votes, you can't take the weekend off. tim farley, morning briefing on sirius xm potis. bill clinton sat down for a one-on-one with our wolf blitzer. >> how worried are you right now about president obama getting re-elected? >> well on today's facts i'll be surprised if he's not re-elected. i think people understand this recession was more severe than the one i had. >> who is the strongest republican candidate out there? >> i can't tell you. >> who do you fear the most? >> i think the president will win. but you know, as you might imagine, as a democrat who is -- i've always thought myself as pro growth, pro business, pro labor democrat, i like you know, i like governor huntsman, i like go
as well. tim pawlenty, 3%. jon huntsman, who has staked a lot of his campaign on winning new hampshire and had this big rollout with a lot of media coverage, only at 2% at this point. he is right there with herman cain and newt gingrich. surprising numbers there and very good numbers for mitt romney. we mentioned in that poll there, tim pawlenty, he also is not doing very well in that poll. he is hoping, obviously, to win iowa where is he staking all of his campaign and brought what is basically a pretty good political young gun on his squad, sarah huckabee sanders, the doubt of mike huckabee, who won the iowa caucuses back in 2008, she has joined his campaign. so you can say that tim pawlenty is looking for some huck luck. and sarah huckabee was a big part of the huckabee campaign and will be a big part of pawlenty's campaign. if pawlenty will do well in iowa, sarah huckabee will be a big bet to help him because right now, he needs all of the help he can get. >> jim acosta, thanks. your next political update in an hour. always get all of the political news 24/7 at cnn/politics.com. >>
. michele bachman, newt gingrich, rick santorum, where will they be? iowa. mitt romney and jon huntsman will be marching in the same parade in new hampshire. herman cain will be at philadelphia's hall. no holiday at all, as you said, for the presidential candidates, kyra. >>> speaking of the fourth of july, it seems a lot of americans need to go back to school. >> yeah, yeah. check this out. this is a national poll. they asked what year did the u.s. declare its independence? 58% got it right. nearly six in ten got it right. about one in four said they were unsure what year it was and 16% got it wrong. when you break down those numbers, older americans did better than younger americans when it comes to getting the date right, the year right, kyra. >> no surprise. it happens all the time, right? we talk about days in history, all of us make those mistakes a number of times. >>> we'll have an update in an hour. for all the latest news go to cnnpolitics.com. >>> all the intrigue for a holiday script. multi-million dollar wedding, rumors of a runaway bride, even a family curse. c cnn's monit
was at that parade? jon huntsman. he's running a little faster than romny, maybe that's because he's a little further down in the polls in new hampshire, and he has to greet more voters. >> yeah, he has to run harder and faster. >> it's still early, though. it's not just new hampshire. check out this map we made up here. we have a bunch of candy dates in iowa today. michele bachmann will be there marching in a parade. same parade will be rick santorum and newt gingrich. these states are the first states in the primary caucus. herm is at a tea party event in philadelphia. and he goes to new hampshire later today. >> thad mcconner also joined the race over the weekend. he's saying he wants to restructure government, it should be a big citizen run, not big government, but self-government. >> a lot of people don't know who he is, he's a congressman from michigan, five terms. he represents the western suburbs of detroit. he made it official at a freedom festival. besides being a five term congressman, can he play some guitar. take a listen. ♪ >> he's playing guitar there, not singing. he's the second pe
cain vote for anything, a closing of a loophole or tax hike of any sort? >> candy, jon kyl was in negotiations as you know with the vice president. he said there were certain revenue raisers, and to say that we're raising anybody's taxes is a principle we promised the american people last year and we have to stick to. >> could you share what sort of revenue raisers might be okay with you? >> no. >> you're no fun. thank you for take the time this morning. >> thank you for having me on, candy. >>> up next, "making it in america," our all-star lineup on the american dream and how to save it. >> so, ah, your seat go? got the mirrors all adjusted? you can see everything ok? just stay off the freeways, all right? i don't want you going out on those yet. and leave your phone in your purse, i don't want you texting. >> daddy... ok! ok, here you go. be careful. >> thanks dad. >> and call me--but not while you're driving. we knew this day was coming. that's why we bought a subaru. 14 clubs. that's what they tell us a legal golf bag can hold. and while that leaves a little room for ba
will turn to politics where the republican presidential candidate jon huntsman met with other governors for the national governors' association meeting. after the meetings, though, look at what he did. huntsman jumped on his harley for a quick ride. he led 50 bikers through the streets of salt lake city. >>> michele bachmann said she is ready to sign the conservative pledge on the budget deficit. it's called cut cap and balance. most of the other candidates have signed on. bachmann thought the pledge did not go far enough. >>> coming up, will he or won't he run for president? candy crowley tells us about her exclusive interview with former new york city mayor, rudy guiliani. stay with us. but i did. they said i couldn't get elected to congress. but i did. ♪ sometimes when we touch ha ha! millions of hits! [ male announcer ] flick, stack, and move between active apps seamlessly. only on the new hp touchpad with webos. really? 25 grams of protein. what do we have? all four of us, together? 24. he's low fat, too, and has 5 grams of sugars. i'll believe it when i--- [ both ] oooooh... wha
for jon huntsman. any republican accused of playing politics can point to the president. who voted against hiking the debt ceiling in 2006. >> that was just an example of a new senator, you know, making what is a political vote as opposed to doing what was important for the country. >> reporter: besides michelle bachmann, paul, the ref of the gop candidates don't have to cast a vote on the debt ceiling. that's a luxury a lot of politicians in this city wish they had right now. jim acosta, cnn, washington. >> first a top executive was arrested in london, then the police commissioner resigned. it looks like the dominos are falling in the hacking scandal following the rupert murdoch empire. a look at what might happen next. >>> let's check the headlines. violent new attack today against the government of afghanistan. a former provincial governor was killed in his home by three attackers. he was a key advisor to president karzai, a member of parliament also died in the attack. the all the pan are claiming responsibility. less than a week ago president karzai's half brother who was also a gover
jon kyl says the gop needs details from the president before shaking hands. >> i'm a little frustrated. you heard it in the press conference of the president. you heard it today from the administration spokesman. they're never willing to be specific about the reductions in spending that they would be willing to do. >> the debt ceiling, possible default, and washington rhetoric are a little too wongy to get excited about, no one knows exactly what will happen if we don't raise the debt ceiling. we talked to alan blinder, former vice chairman of the federal reserve. he says government payments could be slower to come out if they come out at all. interest rates could rise. some of the experts we talked to said the u.s. could, could, get pushed back into a recession. >>> looks like microsoft may be getting into the social networking game. a reporter happened upon the welcome page for tulalip. it was taken down. now it says it was an internal design page mistakenly published to the web. >>> not everything is friendly in the social media world. app developer michael johnson was looking for a
of them dancing, and also comedians like jon stewart had a lot of fun with that on "the daily show." >> i think this man's views are terrible. and he dances and sounds not only gay but center square gay. >> i mean, lz, is stuff like that fair? >> i don't know if it's fair to insinuate that michele bachmann's husband is gay. but i have to chuckle because there are moments that i don't know if i'm listening to him or to cameron from "modern family." there's definitely some humor to be had lehere. these clinics are sending a very bad message, not just to people who are gobt, but people who are allies in the fight for ending homo phobia. >> let's talk about the bigger picture here. will, i'm wondering if bachmann and sarah palin get all the attention nowadays, but the man with the moneyresume, and we're talking about mitt romney, is really off the radar. is he just standing by because it's early on and letting the crazy play out? >> yeah. i think so, don. i think it's a smart strategy. also i'd add john huntsman to that group as well. they are sitting back kind of above the fray, and letting
reid, jon kyl, the speaker of the house, john boehner, as well as eric cantor. that would be the group we're hearing would be involved in the invitation to talk about the debt crisis. and i'm also told that meeting is tentatively scheduled for thursday. so that's the latest we have here from capitol hill. >> thursday, kate, at the white house? >> that's what we're hearing right now, yes. >> oing, kate baldwin, glad we got you to pick up your blackberry. before we were talking about a bipartisan group, it was a gang of six. now we're hearing the big eight. so that make sense. if we hit the august deadline, nothing is done. if a compromise is met, what message that sends to america. >> even as the administration changes the exact wording they're using, instead of saying america won't meet its bills, they're saying america won't be able to pay some of its bills, we'll have to choose what things we can pay right there. we desperately needed the economy to get better. >> it's not time to play politics. we realize that going into an election year. >> senator sessions, i spoke with him last w
. probably talking about debt ceiling. here's where some of them are. jon huntsman is in salt lake city attending the national governor's association annual meeting. michele bachmann campaigning in iowa, making two stops and her cane cain will be in bermingham, alabama tonight giving the keynote address at the reagan/lincoln dinner. >>> a lot of people in this country, all eyes on the world cup final tomorrow. and cheering hard for those women, the usa team, but the rest of the world may be cheering for usa's opponent. we'll explain. it's 35 minutes past the hour. they said i couldn't fight above my weight class. but i did. they said i couldn't get elected to congress. but i did. ♪ sometimes when we touch ha ha! millions of hits! [ male announcer ] flick, stack, and move between active apps seamlessly. only on the new hp touchpad with webos. a complete four-course seafood feast for $15. start with soup, then have salad and biscuits followed by 1 of 7 delicious entrees and finish with something sweet. all for just $15. ending soon, at red lobster. with less chronic low back pain. imagi
challenger jon huntsman. >> thanks for being here. >> reporter: romney works has been effectively running for president since his unsuccessful 2008 bid took aim at president obama, repeating his stance that the president has made the economy worse. it's a statement that's drawn criticism from the left and from independent fact-checkers. >> president obama did not cause the downturn, but he made the recession deeper and longer than it needed to be, and he has made the recovery anemic. >> reporter: huntsman said out of the fray focusing on making a name for himself just two weeks after officially entering the race. >> this is when people turn out and want to meet some of the early candidates. want to shake your hand and begin to understand what you're all about so this was a must hit opportunity for us. >> reporter: in clear lake, iowa, two other republicans shared the same parade route, newt gingrich and michele bachmann, courting the same key part of the state for conservatives. >> bachmann for president. >> reporter: bachmann has been spending time in iowa after officially kicking off he
poll with the first primary state of new hampshire. the numbers are not so good for candidates like jon huntsman and newt gingrich who were the unromneys. it's no surprise romney is taking some abuse from democrats who hope the governor had conflicting comments on the economy >> i didn't say things were worse. the economy has not turned around. >> what are this president has done has slowed the economy. he didn't create the recession, but he made it worse. >> worry some as the key pillars see him as a front-runner by default. the tea party activists would like to see other choices. >> my prediction is that somebody emerges to fill the vacuum. the true fiscal conservative in the race >> here doesn't fit the bill. you are waiting for a tea party savior. >> we are not waiting. we are shopping. >> not all are sold either. >> there those who see his record when he was governor of massachusetts. he was not consistent with the platform that he ran on four years ago >> republicans note the gop has a tradition will nominating front-runners when the party thinks it's their turn. >> we're saw it w
is important for presentations. parades and picnics to talk to voters out there. mitt rom nen' jney and jon hunt the same parade. that didn't just happen in new hampshire yesterday. in clear lake, iowa, michele bachmann and newt gingrich were working the crowds at the same parade. so not enough parades. too many candidates on the fourth of july yesterday. >> you would think there would be a few more options out there on the holiday. or maybe this was planned! >> reporter: you know, this just goes to show you when you just have iowa and new hampshire and south carolina to worry about for months and months and months, there aren't that many parades for these candidates to hit. so it makes it difficult. makes it easy for us. we can go to one event and get two candidates your next political update in an hour. always get all of the political news 24/7 at cnn/politics.com. >>> mox ko nabs a brutal drug lord in the war on drugs. drug violence in mexico is exploding. the number of deaths is shocking. coming up talk to an author of "the war next door." >>> one of rupert murdoch's tabloids hacked the
-- >> [ bleep ] you. >> reporter: remember the good old days when jon stewart was celebrated for using the "d" word to attack the host of a cnn show called crossfire. >> you're as big a [ bleep ] on your show as any other show. >> reporter: turns out mark halperin apologized a couple years ago for saying john edwards thinks obama is kind of a "p" word that means timid. now they've used the "d" word as well, gawker reports halperin has called obama both types of genitalia, look for the "d" spot, disconnect. >> one button, two button, four. >> reporter: jeanne moos, cnn, new york. >> all right. coming up next hour, he could have been france's next president. now word that the sex assault case against dominique strauss-kahn may crumble. we'll talk about his future and whether the u.s. legal system really dropped the ball. 55 minutes after the hour. a vacation on a budget with expedia. make it work. booking a flight by itself is an uh-oh. see if we can "stitch" together a better deal. that's a hint, antoine. ooh! see what anandra did? booking your flight and hotel at the same time gets you prices
every day. you've been watching. you see how we do it. but it's nothing like jon stewart. >> the president continued, "i have shown enormous willingness to compromise." >> mr. obama then left, saying, "i'll see you tomorrow." >> oh, [ bleep ]! oh, no, he didn't. the president all stormed out and was like, okay, tomorrow then. [ laughter ] what? that's not storming out. that's ending a meeting by scheduling the next meeting. >> political buzz is your rapid-fire look at the hottest political topics of the day. three questions, 20 seconds on the clock. and playing today, democratic national committee member robert zimmerman. cnn contributor and independent john avlon. and republican strategist and columnist for the "hill" newspaper sherry jacobus. first question, guys, while republicans in washington look like they're moving closer to a deal, sarah palin is digging in, advising now is not the time to retreat, it's the time to reload and reload with reality. okay. who's right? sherry? >> you know, i'm with her on this one. this isn't supposed to be easy. i think it should be
million for the quarter. and speaking of spin another guy to watch is former utah governor jon huntsman, he may be one of the people that the democrats are most worried about, he pulled in $1.4 million since getting into the race not long ago at all. he's personally wealthy, though, at first he claimed he wasn't going to self-finance the race. now we're being told a little less than half of the $4 million came out of his own pocket. seed money they say. the campaigns have until july 15th to actually report those totals to the federal election commission, randi. >> and, joe, if you would, tell us about this guy carter, he now says he's running for president. >> yeah, well, look, this guy thad mccotter is someone we know from washington, d.c.? he's a congressman, he's from the state of michigan, and you may not know his name, but he's had five terms on the hill, so he's known pretty well. he plays the guitar, likes to quote the lyrics of rock 'n' roll bands, is supposed to make an official announcement at the fourth of july festival in his hometown over the weekend, and, yes, randi, he's
now. for better or worse, we'll start talking about mitt romney and jon huntsman and the mormon church, just as we talked about president obama and what church he went to. >> thank you for joining in on the qufrconversation. >> you bet. >>> taking a trup to l.a. they even raised the money they needed until they saw the bill for the airline fees. would you like to have a look at a map, my lad? ah, why not? shall we check on the status of your knighthood? yes. again? yes, again, please! thank you. with my digital manservant, i'll never be homesick again. would you like me to put the kettle on, sir? no, i'd like you to get rid of that ostrich. it's been here a month. [ male announcer ] think, type, go. with just type. only on the new hp touchpad with webos. >>> they love to sing their hearts out and the choir, heart of all nations, wanted to take it on the road. the inner city church even raised the 25 grand to pay for the airline tickets out there. it turns out that just wasn't enough. spirit airlines said the crew would have to pay an additional $6,000 for the group's equipment to go al
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! forget i said anything! >> the funny stuff is from jon stewart. the banner the end of the world as we owe it. that's funny. >> i'm fascinated they can have so much fun with this. maybe i've just been doing this too long so think -- i think it's dull for people. these guys make it kind of funny. >> one said federal government
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